At the start of 2015 we were supplying school uniforms, stationery and other items to children at five domestic violence shelters in south-east Queensland. By the end of the year that number had increased to 16. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, more than 98 shelters and other family support organisations now contact us when the children they care for need school essentials. These organisations are located throughout Queensland, from the Gold Coast to Weipa, as well as in Mt Isa and other western regions. 18 of the shelters are run by indigenous organisations and one supports immigrant women.
Since February 2017, Zephyr has also been supplying school essentials to children in all 7 DV shelters operating in Tasmania.
In September 2018, Zephyr started helping children in 2 shelters in Perth. 16 shelters in WA are currently registered with us for support.